Mango Cheesecake (No Bake)

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Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to make my No-Bake Mango Cheesecake! This vegetarian cheesecake recipe has all the creamy goodness you crave, without using eggs or gelatin. You can also easily make this a vegan recipe if needed.

one slice of eggless mango cheesecake on a white plate with the rest of the cheesecake in the background.

About Mango Cheesecake

Luscious cream cheese, fresh, sweet mango, and crispy digestive biscuits combine forces to make this delectable mango cheesecake recipe. Best of all, it’s made without eggs or gelatin!

This 3-layered dessert masterpiece is sure to become a summertime favorite. It starts with a cinnamon-flavored biscuit crust which is then topped with a mango-flavored cream cheese filling. Then I top the whole thing off with a sweet mango glaze for an added punch of bright, sunshiny flavor!

While this eggless cheesecake recipe does require time and patience to make, it is worth every second of effort. However, as a no-bake cheesecake, you don’t have to turn on the oven which is wonderful news in the midst of our hot and sticky Indian summers. And, if I’m being honest, most cheesecakes are more involved than other cake recipes.

I should note that the cheesecake does not have a smooth appearance because I have not heated the mango purée while adding the hot agar agar solution. Why, you ask? Well, we personally do not like the taste of cooked mango in this creamy dessert. While it might look a little rough around the edges, the taste of this cheesecake is damn good.

If you want a silken-looking mango cheesecake, just heat the mango purée and add the hot agar agar solution to it before following the rest of the recipe. That said, I believe you’ll find the flavor of the fresh, sweet mangoes more than makes up for the appearance.

You can also easily coat the mango topping with a dusting of cocoa powder, powdered sugar, cinnamon, or even some extra biscuit crumbles. Nobody will even know that it isn’t perfectly smooth looking, because they’ll be so wrapped up in how deliciously smooth it tastes!

no-bake eggless mango cheese cake on a cake stand, topped with cocoa powder, fresh mango cubes, and a sprig of mint.

Ingredient Notes

The ingredients for making this mango cheesecake are pretty easy to find. There are also plenty of places where you can make some substitutions. Here’s everything you’ll need:

  1. Cream Crackers or Digestive Biscuits – I have made this mango cheesecake with both cream crackers and whole wheat Marie biscuits; both taste good. You can also use your choice of crackers or cookies — graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and Saltines will all work. Just note that you might need to add more or less sweetener depending on your choice.
  2. Honey or Melted Butter – I opted to use honey to help my crust stick together and since I was using crackers which were not sweet, but you can easily swap in melted butter. If you are using a less sweet cracker as your base, you may consider using honey or adding some confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) with the melted butter. For a vegan crust, simply use plant-based butter or margarine.
  3. Ground Cinnamon – I love the warmth that cinnamon gives this cheesecake crust, but you can omit it if you prefer.
  4. Mangoes – I used alphonso mangoes, but you can use any good quality mangoes which are sweet and have a firm flesh. Avoid using mangoes having a fibrous texture. Frozen mango chunks will also work; just let them defrost before blending.
  5. Cream Cheese – Use a good quality cream cheese. I opted for Philadelphia cream cheese, which is available easily. If you are vegan, swap in your favorite plant-based cream cheese substitute.
  6. Cream – I used light cream, but heavy whipping cream or coconut cream will also work.
  7. Vanilla Extract – Feel free to use vanilla essence, powder, or paste instead.
  8. Sugar – I have used plain white granulated sugar, but cane sugar or brown sugar or powdered sugar will also work to make the top mango cheesecake layers.
  9. Agar Agar – This vegan gelatin substitute comes in either strands or powder. I have included notes in the recipe card about the amounts you should use depending on which type you purchase.
  10. Water – Filtered is preferred for the best taste.
Step-by-Step Guide

How To Make Mango Cheesecake

1. Below are the ingredients required – in counterclockwise order from left – biscuits (or crackers), cream cheese, mangoes, agar agar, and light cream.

ingredients for eggless mango cheesecake recipe.

2. Cut the agar agar strands with kitchen scissors to small pieces. You should get about 5 to 6 tablespoons of finely chopped agar agar strands.

cutting agar agar strands with scissors for making no bake cheese cake.

3. Soak the agar agar pieces in ½ cup of water for 25 to 30 mins. Read on below if using agar agar powder.

soaking agar agar in water.

4. Meanwhile, break 14 to 15 crackers or biscuits in a dry grinder, blender or food processor. Powder to a fine consistency. A slightly semi-fine consistency is also alright.

biscuits in a grinder.

5. Add ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 3 tablespoons honey or 3 tablespoons melted butter.

TIP 1: Remember to add honey if using crackers which are not sweet. Here I have used cream crackers which are not sweet and so I have added honey.

TIP 2: If making the mango cheesecake with sweet crackers or biscuits add melted butter.

add honey and cinnamon to grinder after pulverizing biscuits.

6. Process till the honey or butter mixes well. Scrape with a spoon or spatula if required.

crust mixture looks like wet sand in the grinder.

7. Grease the base of a 8 inch detachable pie pan with softened butter. This is a tart pan with a detachable base, but a springform pan will also work. Skip this step if you are using individual bowls or glasses.

greasing a tart pan for making mango cheese cake recipe.

8. Place the powdered cracker or biscuits on the greased pan base. Spread the layer evenly with a spoon or spatula and press in the crust with your fingertips. Place the crust in the fridge for about 15 minutes to set.

crust has been pressed into the tin in an even layer.

9. Peel and chop 3 medium-sized mangoes. Prepare the mango purée in a blender. Divide the mango puree into two roughly equal portions in separate bowls and keep aside.

Note that the mango puree has to be thick and pulpy. If the mangoes yield a thin or runny puree, then you will have to increase the amount of agar agar. Keep in mind that alphonso mangoes blend to give a thick puree.

mango purée in a blender.

10. Beat or whip 200 to 225 cream cheese, 200 ml light cream or whipping cream, ½ cup sugar and vanilla extract to a smooth even mixture.

I have used a wired whisk which takes some extra time and a lot of effort, but I could use the exercise! You can also use a hand held beater, a food processor, or stand mixer to do this job and make your life easy 🙂

whisking the cream cheese, cream, sugar.

11. Add half of the mango puree to the whipped cream cheese mixture. Mix very well.

adding mango purée to cream cheese mixture.

12. Now heat the pan containing the agar agar and water to a simmer over a low heat. Keep on stirring and cook this mixture till the agar agar dissolves in the water and you see a smooth gelatinous liquid.

For agar agar powder: If using agar agar powder, add to water at room temperature at this step. Add about 3 to 3.5 teaspoons of agar agar powder to water. Soak for a few minutes and later cook till the mixture looks gelatinous.

agar-agar solution is fully dissolved, so it looks clear and gelatinous.

13. Allow the agar agar solution to cool for about 2 minutes, then add half of it to the mango cream cheese mixture and stir quickly and vigorously.

add agar agar to cream cheese mixture.

14. Add another half of the agar agar solution to the remaining half of the mango puree and stir quickly to make an even mixture. Keep aside.

add agar agar to mango purée in a separate bowl.

15. Pour the mango cream cheese mixture on the base cracker layer. Shake the pan gently to spread the cream cheese. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to even out the mango cream cheese layer.

pour the mango cheesecake mixture over the set crust.

16. Place the pan in the fridge for about 20 to 25 minutes for the second layer to set a bit. Then, spread the remaining mango+agar agar mixture very gently on the cream cheese layer without disturbing it.

spreading the mango purée on the mostly set cheesecake layer.

17. Here’s the assembled mango cheesecake before going into the refrigerator. Refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours or overnight till the cheesecake is set.

fully assembled no-bake eggless cheesecake ready to be placed in fridge.

18. This is mango cheesecake set and done, the next day. Gently remove the base on a cake stand or on a serving plate. This one is just topped with some mint leaves for garnish.

mango cheese cake after refrigeration, topped with some fresh mint.

19. You can decorate the cheesecake with chopped mangoes, chocolate shavings, whipped cream, or anything that you and your family prefers.

The one in the photo below has cocoa powder sprinkled on it and is topped with chopped mangoes and a sprig of mint leaves in the center.

mango cheesecake topped with cocoa powder, fresh mango chunks, and a sprig of mint.

20. Slice the mango cheese cake and serve immediately. Enjoy!

one slice of eggless mango cheesecake on a white plate with the rest of the cheesecake in the background.

Expert Tips

This mango cheesecake recipe is a little more complex than some of my other eggless cakes, so I have some tips to share:

  • If you are making this no-bake cheesecake for the first time, I suggest you use individual glasses or bowls. Removing the cheesecake from the pan is a little tricky, and until you are familiar with the consistency it should have when it is properly set, layering the items in glasses will give you more leeway. Even if it doesn’t totally set up, it’ll still be delicious!
  • Make sure your cream cheese mixture and mango purée are at room temperature (or slightly warmer) before adding the agar agar solution. If they are too cold, the agar will seize up and create lumps. If this happens, don’t fret! You can run them through a blender until they are smooth.
  • Give your cheesecake ample time to set up in the fridge. Since this is a no-bake cheesecake, you are relying on only the agar agar to help set the cheesecake. I suggest making this the night before you plan on serving it so that you have plenty of chilling time.

FAQs

Can I make a vegan mango cheesecake using this recipe?

Sure thing! Just use plant-based cream cheese and coconut cream in place of the dairy.

Can I make the crust gluten-free?

Absolutely. Just choose a biscuit, cookie, or cracker that is gluten-free.

Why are there lumps in the mango and cheesecake fillings after I add the agar agar solution?

Ooops! Sounds like the cream cheese mixture and the mango mixture were already chilled when you added the agar agar, which can cause lumps to form. Not to worry! You can run them through a food processor for a few minutes to remove the lumps. You can also gently heat either mixture to help you dissolve the agar solution into them.

Can I use cream cheese spread instead of cream cheese?

Unfortunately not, as cream cheese spread has a different consistency and taste.

Can I use mascarpone instead of cream cheese to make this mango cheesecake recipe?

Yes!

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one slice of mango cheesecake on a white plate

Mango Cheesecake (No Bake)

This delicious mango cheesecake is a no bake recipe and has all the creamy goodness you crave, without using eggs or gelatin.
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Cuisine World
Course Desserts
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 8
Units

Ingredients

for bottom layer of mango cheesecake

  • 14 to 15 crackers or Marie biscuits
  • 3 tablespoons honey or 3 tablespoon melted butter. (I used honey) – add honey if using crackers which are not sweet.
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (cinnamon powder)

for the middle cream cheese layer and top layer

  • 3 mangoes (medium sized), yields about 2 cups of mango puree.
  • 200 to 225 grams cream cheese
  • 200 ml light cream or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup sugar or add as required depending on the sweetness of the mangoes
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons chopped agar agar strands or 3 to 3.5 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • ½ cup water

Instructions
 

Making the base layer

  • Break the biscuits or crackers and add them to a food processor or a dry grinder and process them to a fine consistency. Add cinnamon powder and honey or melted butter and just process them once more till the honey or butter is evenly mixed.
  • Grease a detachable 8 inches pie pan bottom with unsalted butter.
  • Place the ground crackers/biscuits on the pie pan and with your fingertips or a spatula just press them and make an even layer.
  • Keep in the fridge for about 15 to 20 mins for the bottom crumb layer to set.

Making middle and top layer

  • Cut the agar agar sticks in small pieces and soak them in ½ cup of water for 20 to 25 mins in a small pan.
  • Peel and chop the mangoes. Prepare a smooth puree of the chopped mangoes in a blender. Divide the mango puree into two equal portions in separate bowls and keep aside.
  • In a another mixing bowl or pan, take the cream cheese, cream, vanilla extract and sugar.
  • With a wired whisk whip this mixture very well till smooth. You can also use a stand mixer or a hand held mixer or food processor.
  • Then add half of of the mango puree (I had 1 cup of mango puree) and gently mix it with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Now heat the pan containing the agar agar and water on a sim or low heat.
  • Keep on stirring and cook this mixture till the agar agar dissolves completely in the water and you see a smooth gelatinous liquid.
  • Set aside the agar agar solution for 2 minutes. Then add half a portion of the agar agar solution to the mango cream cheese mixture and stir quickly and vigorously.
  • Add the remaining half portion to the mango puree and again stir quickly to make an even mixture.
    Note that if the mangoes are not sweet, then do add some sugar to this half of the mango puree before you add the agar agar solution.
  • In case, the agar agar solidifies, then reheat it again adding some water. You can also keep it on a hot water bath to melt it again.
  • Pour the mango cream cheese mixture on to the cracker crumb layer.
  • Shake the pan gently to spread even the cream cheese. With a spatula even the second mango cheese cake layer.
  • Keep the pan in the fridge for about 20 to 25 mins.
  • Remove and then layer the mango + agar agar mixture gently on the middle cream cheese layer. With a flat spatula spread the last layer carefully.
  • If the mango puree has become thick with the agar agar setting in it, then just lightly microwave it for a few seconds.
  • Cover the pan and keep in the refrigerator for the mango cheesecake to set for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • Unmould carefully and then place the cheesecake on a serving tray or plate or cake stand.
  • Decorate with whipped cream, chopped mangoes, mint leaves or whatever you prefer.
  • Slice the mango cheese cake and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. If you want a silken looking mango cheesecake, then just heat gently through the mango puree and add the hot agar agar solution to it. Stir and then add half of this mango puree to the cream cheese mixture. The remaining half you keep aside and then use it to make the top most layer.
  2. If the agar agar solution solidifies, then reheat it again adding some water or melt on a hot water bath.
  3. Make sure that you get a thick mango puree. If the prepared mango puree is runny or thin, then you will need to add more agar agar. 
  4. If you want to make just a two layer cheesecake, then add the entire mango puree to the cream cheese, cream, sugar mixture. Also add the entire amount of agar agar solution when it becomes warm to the mango cheese cake mixture.
  5. For making the cheesecake in serving glasses or bowls, first layer with the cracker crumb layer. Set for 10 mins in the fridge. Then add the mango cream cheese layer in the glasses/bowls. Allow to set for 15 to 20 mins. Then add the mango puree layer and keep to set for 2 to 3 hours.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Mango Cheesecake (No Bake)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1429IU29%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 7µg7%
Calcium 75mg8%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 56µg14%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 42mg11%
Phosphorus 72mg7%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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73 Comments

  1. Hello,
    How can I modify this recipe if I am using agar agar powder instead of the strands?
    Thanks.

    Ranjani

    1. ranjani, you can use 3 to 3.5 teaspoons of agar agar powder or roughly 1 tablespoon. i have mentioned it in the ingredient section which you may have missed.

  2. have already replied to you query maha. please check the comment below. and thanks for the lovely feedback.

  3. Dear Dassana,
    I have spare packets of agar agar and wish to use them. Can you tell me other recipes for which i may use it?. Thanks in advance.

  4. I’m an amateur at desserts (I’m 14). I’ve tried a lot of your recipes and they turned out fabulous.
    But today, something went wrong with this. I used gelatine instead of Agar Agar powder else everything was same and the cake isn’t setting.
    Can you please guide me to where i might have gone wrong.
    Thanks

    1. sayanee, with gelatin the proportion will change. i am not sure exactly how much gelatin to add as i have not used it in this recipe. since the cheesecake has not set, it means that the gelatin amount was less. if more had been added, it would have set well. hope this helps.

  5. Dear Dasanna
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I tried it out and its amazing. Your site is always my website for recipes and invariably it turns out fine. Keep up the good work!! and thanks again.5 stars

  6. Hello Dassanna,

    I really like your recipes. In the mango cheesecake, is there a substitute for agar-agar?

    Thanks,
    Niyati.

  7. hey hi. I am not getting cream cheese anywhere can i use cheese spread instead of cream cheese ??

    1. kirti cream cheese has a different texture and not meant for baking cream cheese cakes. so preferably use a cream cheese, nowadays you easily get cream cheese at any leading stores or super markets. hope this information helps you.

  8. Hi Dassana,
    Would love to try this recipe. However there are few doubts I have :
    1) Can digestive biscuits be used instead of the crackers,if so what will be the quantity of the powdered biscuits (in cups)?
    2) What is the weight of agar agar used in the recipe,also can it be divided and heated seperately to the cream cheese mixture and the mango puree?
    3) Does warm agar solution mix into the cool cream cheese/mango puree homogeneously?
    4) The above recipe can be made in a single 8 inch detachable pan?
    Thank you:-)

    1. ashwini, your queries answered.

      1. yes digestive biscuits can be used. its difficult for me to give the quantity in cups. just use the same nos as mentioned in the post or you can decrease or increase.
      2. agar agar is so light, than it needs to weighed in milligrams. i did try weighing, but i have weighing scale abovr 1 gram. yes you can divide and heat it separately.
      3. the cream cheese and mango puree have to be at room temperature. if they are cold or chilled, then the agar agar solidifies. if you see some specks of agar agar soldifying, then just add the mixture in a blender or use a hand held blender and beat the mixture.
      4. yes.

  9. Hi,
    If i substitute mango with strawberries quantity (2cup purée) would be the same or any change ???
    Thnx

    1. strawberry puree will be thinner than a mango puree or pulp. so just add some more cream cheese like 250 to 275 grams and more of agar-agar (8 to 9 tbsp chopped agar agar strands).

  10. Which brand of cream cheese would you recommend for this? The only one I’ve found in stores is Britannia and that happens to have salt in it. Is that normal?

    1. meghana preferably you could use kraft cream cheese or philadelphia cream cheese for cheesecakes. you could find them in big super markets or godrej natures basket or hypercity. hope this help’s you 🙂

  11. Ma’am this recipe is awesome! Tastes too good.fresh and summery! Everyone loved it.
    I was just wondering if we can use mango pulp in the off season.. Would that help?5 stars

  12. Hi Dassana,
    Firstly let me congratulate you on your blog. It is so good that I actually set it as a bookmark on my Blackberry so I can access it in a click 🙂 The mango cheese cake looks pretty interesting and I’m sure it tastes just as good. Will surely try it this summer. I have a quick question. Can the mango be replaced by any fruit of my choice or is there any particular fruit (in ur opinion) that might not go well with the recipe? Kindly reply. Thanks In Advance.

    1. thanka padmaja for your kind words. i think you need a good pulpy fruit. so you can try with banana or papaya. but i have never made with them. but with mangoes the taste is awesome. made this cake many times last year with mangoes.

  13. Hi Dasanna, I am an old lady who wanted to make a perfect mango cheese cake.I did it well following your recipe,thanx a ton.U have done a great job to teach us

  14. I am an old lady.wanted to try veg, cheese cake.I tried ur receipe step by step .It came out to be perfect one.Thanx a lot being a Jain we donot touch eggs.

  15. Hi Dasanna,

    firstly let me congratulate with good work and efforts you are taking in all the detailed recepies. am new learner in field of cooking.. but seriously the day i encountered with your veg recepies am simply loving it.
    Now my Querry.. in the mango cheese cake.. its difficult to have fresh mangoes in this season but i hav a pulp tin..
    could you please help me with the quantity and the in which step shld i add it.. want to try this recepies.. it is looking yummy and cant wait to try it..

    Please help..

    Thank You and Best regards

    1. thanks a lot prashali. the quantity of mango pulp is mentioned in the recipe details. its 2 cups. which is about 500 ml of mango pulp. you will have to add same as mentioned in the recipe. 1 cup to the cream cheese mixture and reserve 1 cup for the top layer.

  16. Hi Dassana, love your recipes, have tried a lot of them and all of them turned up exceptionally delicious. Was planning to try this cheesecake recipe but i have gell a tone available at home. how much of this should i use as a substitute for agar agar?

      1. Finally made this cheesecake and it is setting in the fridge. Tasted some of the mixture and it tasted divine. I set the cheesecake in a springform pan and two bowls for individual servings. Hubby who is not a big fan of mangoes actually finished the bowls before they could even chill properly. However I faced a problem, the moment I added agar agar to the mango puree the agar agar solidified and did not mix with the puree so I gave the mango and agar agar mix a quick churn in the blender before adding it to the cheesecake mix. I just hope that the cheesecake sets. Keeping my fingers crossed.5 stars

        1. if the mango is puree is at a cooler temperature, the agar agar will solidify. but glad that you used your presence of mind and blended the mixture. i hope the cheesecake set well and tasted good too.

  17. What brand of Cream Cheese is available in indian groceries?
    Also, please tell me what is the difference between fresh cream and whipped cream.
    Isn’t fresh cream sour? Is whipped cream available in stores too?

    1. where i live, i get international as well as local brands of cream cheese like philadelphia, kraft, arla etc. you also get amul and britannia ones but they are salted & flavored ones. if you live in the indian metro cities, you can even buy them online or in a supermarket or superstore. you can make cream cheese at home too. there are may recipes online on how to make it at home.
      fresh cream is just cream which has not been whipped. it has a flowing consistency. whipped cream is cream which has been whipped to give soft or stiff peaks.
      fresh cream is not sour. its has a light sweet taste. whipped cream is not available in stores. fresh cream is available. sour cream is also available but not in indian markets. sour cream is different from fresh cream. sour cream has a sour taste.

  18. it is looking delicious!
    just one question about cooking-
    what will happen if bake this instead of setting it?4 stars

    1. i don’t think so. you replace mangoes with other fruits like papaya, banana, berries.

  19. Hi Dassana,

    In reference to the mango cheesecake, what’s a substitute for agar agar. I don’t have that. Can I please use something else. for e.g. cornstarch.

    I love your recipies and I use them often. Please keep sharing.

    Thanks,
    Bindi

    1. hi bindi, corn starch will not help. it will thicken but not help to set. if you are alright with a pudding like consistency, then you can add cornstarch. but you will have to just gently heat the mango puree with the corn starch. do not allow the mango puree to boil. just cook the mixture till it becomes smooth and thickens. then add half or two-third of this mixture to the cream cheese mixture. the remaining half or one-third of the mango mixture, you keep for the top layer.

  20. i cannot find cream cheese at my place so i have been researching websites and the good alternative in india is paneer.can you explain how i can substitute cream cheese with paneer.im craving cheesecake =( thanks

    1. you will have to use the paneer with hung yogurt or condensed milk. you can use 100 to 150 gms of paneer with 200 gms of hung yogurt or with 200 ml of condensed milk. you will have to add the sugar accordingly. blend the paneer+hung yogurt or paneer+condensed milk in a grinder or blender till smooth. i am just giving the measures on pure assumption. feel free to increase the quantities of paneer and the hung yogurt or condensed milk accordingly. to get 200 gms of hung yogurt, you will need to strain 400 to 500 gms of full fat yogurt. just line a muslin cloth on a strainer or colander and add the yogurt. tie the muslin. place a bowl or pan beneath and keep in the fridge, for 5 to 6 hours or overnight. the whey will get drained and what you get is thick hung yogurt.

  21. Hi Dassana,

    I keep going through ur recipes as they r veg n use healthy stuff like whole wheat instead of maida. Agar agar u have used here, is it readily available everywhere. Would love to try this b4 d mangoes disappear from the market.5 stars

    1. thanks vidya. you will easily get agar agar in indian metro cities or in super stores or even a good shops in small cities.

  22. Hi Dassana, I am back with a query, just in case if I don’t find cream cheese, how do I proceed with this recipe, can I make cream cheese ar home?

    Thanks
    Anisha.

    1. you can make cream cheese at home, but just that it will take some more time. you can use cream cheese spread. my sister makes cheesecakes with britannia cream cheese spread. the plain one that we spread on toast or butter. the taste will be different though.

  23. Hi , Thanks for recipe Can u pls suggest about serving in glasses or bowl .As it will be for first time I m making a cake .
    THnks

    1. if serving in glasses or bowls, then first make a layer of the biscuit crumb. refrigerate the glasses for 10 mins. remove and then pour the cheesecake mixture. set for 10 mins and again remove and add the last layer of mango & agar agar mixture. return back to the fridge and allow to set the cheesecakes.

  24. Hi Dassana ,

    what was the size of the mould you used ? i have 9 inch dia n 3 inch high detachable one … i want this info to know if i need to double the ingredients . Also can i add carrageenan instead of agar as it is much more smoother and also vegetarian.

    1. its 8 inches diameter and 1.5 inch high. i do not know how carrageenan will work. but from what i have read on the web, carageenan can lead to gastro intestinal problems.

  25. This cake is looking amazing, mango is my favorite fruit. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  26. Hi Dassana, I am a regular at making cakes with egg but kind of scared to try out eggless cakes, fear they would not be fluffy. But will soon try this mango cake, looks yummy….

    1. swati, this is no bake version. in fact eggless cakes which are baked are also good. you can try some of the baked eggless cakes from the blog.

  27. Hi Dassana, could you tell me the substitute of Agar agar apart from China grass or gelatin (as mentioned in your earlier post?)

    1. neyha, to make it set firmly like you can slice the cake, agar agar is the only vegetarian option. but if you are not concerned so much about the texture and won’t mind something smooth, then you can use corn starch/corn flour. in this case, you will have to cook mango puree in corn starch solution (corn flour dissolved in some water) till the mango puree thickens. then add the mango puree to the cream cheese mixture. however, the cheesecake would have mousse or pudding like consistency. i have never tried this way, though.

      1. Hi Dassana,

        Thanks for the reply.

        Do let me know if you come up with Cheesecake (baked) recipe sometime 🙂

        ~~Neyha

    1. saniya, vegetarian option for this recipe is only agar agar. another vegetarian option is to use flavored china grass like vanila. but it will change the taste of the whole recipe. gelatin is another option and but it is not vegetarian and is made from animal bones.

  28. Dassana, a question about both this receipe and the mango panna cota recipe- we don’t get fresh mangoes and instead I used canned mango paste. In the panna cota recipe, the liquid in this likely caused the mix to not set (too much liquid in the canned mango paste; the panna cota was delicious otherwise!). I am thinking of skipping the cream in this recipe since the mango paste has more liquid than fresh mango puree. Does this make sense to you?

    1. ok. i think they make the puree more liquid. cost cutting stuff. the homemade one with fresh mangoes is very thick. i think for this recipe too, the cheesecake won’t set. my feeling is that the cream would balance the liquidity of the mangoes. so i would not suggest to skip the cream.

  29. Hi Dassana, Awesome looking cheese cake and I bet it tastes even better ! From the pics I can see you have used Philadelphia cream cheese and I wanted to know incase I can’t find it , could you recommend any other brand of cream cheese that can be used ?

    1. thanks radhika. i also used bagel cream cheese. it was good, but i felt philadelphia was better. my sister has also made cheesecakes with britannia cream cheese spread. she did have this mango cheese cake and said they were much much better than the cheesecakes made with britannia cream cheese.